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Robert Downey Jr.: Forgive Mel Gibson

Chris Pizzello AP Actor Robert Downey Jr., left, accepts the 25th American Cinematheque Award from presenter Mel Gibson during a … Continued

Celebration and sobriety are both appropriate

Osama Bin Laden’s death continues to evoke celebration, both privately and publicly around the country. Crowds are still gathering in … Continued

Henry Kissinger’s betrayal: a stark contrast with other American Jews in public life

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential … Continued

Be civil, please

“Judaism stresses the power of our words as tools to express respect for God’s creations. And as always in Jewish … Continued

Immigration reform: A Jewish imperative

Today’s guest blogger is Avi Smolen, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University. Last year Avi worked as a Faiths Act … Continued

A Future Worthy of Our Past: The Jewish Quest for Justice

By Mitchell SilverU Mass–Boston, and Contributor to The days of prophecy are over; neither I nor anybody else knows … Continued

A mother’s life comes first

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Beyond the fig leaf

“Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who clothes the naked.” –Daily Morning Blessing Think about … Continued

Justice, mercy and the D.C. sniper

John Allen Muhammad, known as the D.C. sniper, will be executed tonight in Virginia. Muhammad, along with his protégé Lee … Continued

Material and Spiritual Joy

“The days of the holiday are days of great joy for Israel since it is the time of the harvest … Continued

A Text of One’s Own

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Analyzing the Pope’s Apologies

By Aaron LazareM.D., professor When a person or group offends another person or group, an apology is often the most … Continued

A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued

My Father, A Rabbi With His People

My most formative religious experience was not contained in a single moment, but stretched over many years: it was the … Continued